A music festival’s variety of acts and tight schedule force bands to play music, rather than waste time with stage banter, noodling, or bass-player filibusters. Savor the sound of strategy with this GrouponLive deal to see X102.9 Presents The Big Ticket at Jacksonville Metro Park in Jacksonville on Sunday, December 2, at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one G-Pass for general admission (up to a $46.15 value, including all fees).
- For $50, you get one G-Pass for a VIP ticket (up to a $92.50 value, including all fees). VIP admission includes:
- Access to VIP entrance to venue
- Access to VIP lounge area
- VIP bar, beverage, and food service
- Premium seating and standing-area view of Monster Main Stage
- Shaded seated dining area
- Private restroom facilities
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
For their third annual The Big Ticket concert, Jacksonville alternative-rock station X102.9 pulls out all the stops, packing the spacious riverside park with a music fan’s wish list of indie juggernauts and modern-rock legends. Topping the bill of this year’s gilded lineup, Chicago hardcore punk rockers Rise Against unleash their signature blend of melody and straight-edge anarchy in blistering tracks from their eight-album catalog. Gavin Rossdale and Bush open up a razorblade suitcase of ‘90s hits such as “Machinehead” and “Everything Zen,” along with return-to-form grunge tunes from their latest album The Sea of Memories. Perhaps inspiring the evening’s longest and loudest sing-alongs, the ubiquitous fun. continues their yearlong victory lap with piano-driven anthems from their album Some Nights, such as the inescapable No. 1 smash “We Are Young,” all delivered with lead singer Nate Ruess’s seamless tenor.
Further acts include the swoon-to-scream soundscapes of Silversun Pickups, who recall the '90s alternative scene with fuzz-drenched hits such as “Lazy Eye.” Anberlin unleashes emo cuts with a serrated edge, and seven-piece Celtic tour horses Flogging Molly induce audience-wide jigs with music that owes as much to punk as it does to traditional Irish instrumentation such as fiddle, accordion, and tin whistle. Grouplove fuse indie-pop and sunny electronica, most notably with the sugary synthesizers and folky strumming of their No. 1 hit “Tongue Tied.” In the weeks leading up to the festival, even more esteemed and popular acts will be announced on The Big Ticket website.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.